Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Ocala teacher accused of drowning raccoons during class

Ocala teacher accused of drowning raccoons during class

The footage leaked by the Forest High School student appears to show one of the raccoons in a wire trap being dunked into a large garbage bin being filled with water by people who appear to be students. "My friend said that the class before that, they were putting the water in the buckets", he added.

The woman whose son recorded the video said that after they had killed the raccoons the students killed an opossum "just for sport". The raccoons did not drown easily, the student said. Her son told her the creatures were trapped in cages as they were being drowned. Marion County Public Schools officials said they are investigating.

The teacher was identified as agriculture teacher Dewie Brewton, according to the Ocala Star-Banner. A representational image of raccoon from North America waiting for meal at Jatim 2 Secret Zoo in Batu, East of Java Province, Indonesia. She said her child came home in tears and was yelling and angry over what happened to the animals.

'It made me sick, ' the mother, who asked to remain anonymous, told WKMG.

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Brewton was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday and the incident is being investigated by Marion County Public School officials.

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"Until our investigation is complete, I can not share further details", he added.

'The district is determining the status of the teacher at this moment'.

"Marion County's education standards - in fact, Florida's education standards - do not include activities for the destruction of live animals, nuisance or not", the district said in a statement.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Fee launched an investigation after dad and mom notified the company, in line with FOX51.

The suspect in the shooting, another student, was arrested shortly after the incident, which occurred as students were preparing to walk out as part of a national protest against gun violence in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. FWC Officers are investigating to see the legality of the issue that occurred. A spokesman said the agency "takes these matters seriously".

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